Helen M. Swartwout

Helen M. Swartwout, 85, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014, in her home. She was born on March 17, 1929, in Stowe, PA. to Henry and Monset Anderson. Helen married her husband, Carl V. Swartwout in 1949. They were happily married for 47 years, and had two sons, Steven and Tim. Helen worked as a preschool teacher and a secretary. She dedicated over 10 years to caring for many children in the respite program. Helen loved being around family and making others happy. Helen is survived by her twin sister, Betty; and two brothers, Earl and Roy. She is also survived by her son, Tim; and five grandchildren, Jon, Shane, Willy, Jennifer and Andrew; as well as six great-grandchildren, Arianna, Jonny, Mya, Steven, Elijah and Caleb; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a son, Steven.

Services will be held Friday, May 16, at 4 p.m. at Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 N. Main St, Mayfield, NY 12117. Remembrances may be made in Helen’s name to The Family Counseling Center, Attn: Shannon Cubells, 11-21 Broadway, Gloversville, NY 12078. Arrangements are being handled by the Amico Funeral Home, Gloversville. Online condolences can be made at www.amicofuneralhome.com.